Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

December 22, 2021

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Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.

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"Miracles begin understated.
They begin, and the earth doesn't shake and trumpets don't sound.
Miracles begin with the plainsong of a promise--
and sometimes not even fully believed.

This is always the best place for miracles:
God meets us right where we don't believe.

When our believing runs out,
God's loving runs on.

This is the season of the Advent of God.
The barren will birth.
Dreams will wake into reality.
Nothing is impossible with God."

On The Calendar

12/23 - Early Dismissal (11:30)

12/24 to 1/2/22 - Christmas Break

1/3/22 - Classes resume

1/4 - Parents' Second Cup

1/13 - SAC Dress Down Day

1/14 - Adoration following Mass

1/14 - FAST Sledding Event

1/17 - No School - Teacher Inservice Day

1/31-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week


Middle School Science Position Filled

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Middle School Science Position will be filled by Mr. Samuel Nennig. Mr. Nennig will begin his teaching here at Holy Cross on Monday, January 3rd for the remainder of the school year. Please join me in welcoming him back to Holy Cross.
My name is Samuel Nennig and I received my Bachelor's Degree from Marquette University in December 2021. Before that, I graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 2018 and Holy Cross Catholic School in 2014. I plan on attending Law School in the Fall of 2022. Science has always been an interest of mine, and I am excited for the opportunity to share my knowledge with the students of Holy Cross. I am grateful for the memories that Holy Cross has given me, and am looking forward to giving the current student the same positive experience that I had.
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GRACE Food Service Employment Vacancy

Food Service Manager - St. Matthew Campus - Immediate Opening

Are you interested in working at your student's school, with a job that matches your student's schedule?

Do you enjoy providing nutritious meals to children? If yes, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service

at jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001 as we have a Food Service Manager Vacancy at St. Matthew!

Details include the following:

  • ~25-28 hours per week; 42 weeks per year (follows the school calendar)
  • Benefit eligible! - PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, Retirement Plan
  • Tuition discounts if children are enrolled in a GRACE School!

Apply Today! For questions or further details, please contact Jamie Hurley, RD, CD, Director of Food Service, at

jhurley@gracesystem.org or 920-499-7330, ext. 1001.

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Walk A Thon Update

As of Tuesday, December 21st - we have raised $4233.60 towards the sponsorship of new well.

Check out: https://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/sponsorship-opportunities

to learn more about where our dollars are going.

Remember - we are still collecting now through January 31st.

Keeping Us Safe Together And Reducing The Spread - Please Note Changes To HCS COVID Site Plan:

Please remember that if your child is exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19, including sniffles, cough, stomach ache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. he/she should stay home. We ask that those who are ill with any COVID symptoms consider testing by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. This has helped us to minimize the spread of the virus here at Holy Cross. Short-term quarantines are proving effective in reducing the spread as well. Frequent reviews and updates to our Holy Cross COVID Site Plan are monitored and provided as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

Holy Cross Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Santa Visits Holy Cross Kindergarteners and PreSchoolers